The New Year is a great time to try something different! See what these five fantastic Teacher-Authors recommend:

Fantastic New Year’s Milestone Achievers

Sarah Paul: New Year's Milestone Achievers
Sarah Paul

1. From Portland, Oregon — Sarah Paul

Try her: Snowy Reading Activities: Plowing Through Common Core Standards

Her tip: “I love using hands-on materials throughout the day with my students, but sometimes you just need something ‘ready to go.’ This winter-themed pack includes over 100 pages with a variety of Common Core aligned activities. I always try to create meaningful activities that really make my students think. This pack does just that!”


Stuckey in Second: New Year's Milestone Achievers
Stuckey in Second

2. Indiana’s Alison Stuckey is Stuckey in Second

Try her: Valentine’s Day Literacy Centers (10 centers!!!!!!)

Her tip: “This product includes 10 literacy activities that can be used for centers or small reading groups. After teaching the activities in a small group, I put them into my literacy centers for students’ independent use. There are a variety of activities included here for phonics, comprehension, fluency, and grammar practice.”


Ann Dickerson: New Year's Milestone Achievers
Ann Dickerson

3. From Louisville, Kentucky — Ann Dickerson

Try her: Saint Valentine

Her tip: “Reading selections are best used in small guided reading groups or partner teams. Utilize one reading per day during the week of Valentine’s day. Writing activities put students into the frame of mind of St. Valentine and of a typical Roman soldier. Students learn by submersing themselves into the history of the era. Reading and writing assignments generate a historical and cultural discussion that gives a new appreciation for the man and the holiday that bears his name.”


Kristin Kennedy: New Year's Milestone Achievers
Kristin Kennedy

4. From Illinois comes Kristin Kennedy

Try her: Fractions Task Cards: Identifying, Comparing, Ordering, Equivalence

Her tip: “It’s no secret that kids learn best when they’re engaged. That’s why I make task cards a regular part of my math workshop. Like all of my math task cards, this fractions set includes a one-page quick assessment to help drive your Common Core math instruction.”


Wild About Teaching: New Year's Milestone Achievers
Wild About Teaching

5. Lacey from Texas is Wild About Teaching

Try her: There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed… Sequencing {BUNDLE PACK}

Her tip: “Teachers of young kiddos and those with disabilities use visuals and repetitive structure in their classrooms every day! Having a center or group activity that’s repetitive in structure and teaches a Common Core skill with different books, makes the teaching and learning process much smoother. This pack provides sequencing activities with color visuals for each ‘There Was an Old Lady’ book. Enjoy!”


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